A man is in a critical condition in hospital following a crash in Swords, Dublin.
The victim was rushed to Beaumont Hospital with head injuries after the car in which he was travelling crashed into an earth bank and overturned on the Forest Road at around 7.30am.
Gardai are investigating reports that another man was seen leaving the scene of the crash.
The crash happened on a bad bend in the road beside an apartment complex not far from the Boroimhe area.
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and Rivervalley in Swords is currently closed Diversions are in place
Gardai closed off the Forest Road after the crash pending a technical examination by trained crash investigators.
Traffic diversions are currently in place.
The car, a black VW EOS, remained on its roof at the scene with both doors open and heavy damage to the driver's side.
Medical equipment could be seen on the roadway amid the wreckage.
Gardai in Swords are investigating the crash.
More to follow